Sedona United Methodist Church 110 Indian Cliffs Road Sedona, AZ 86336 Phone: 928-282-1780 Fax: 928-282-6377 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sedonaumc.org Office Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 to 4:00 In Loving Memory Founding Pastor Rev. Dr. David Ellsworth Retired Missionary Drewer Johns Worship: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Hospitality Time: 10:30 a.m. Last Sunday’s Attendance: December 21: 117 General Offering: $2,333.00 December 28, 2014 Presiding Bishop Bishop Robert Hoshibata District Superintendent Rev. Gary Kennedy Ministers All Members of the Congregation Pastor Pastor J. P. Martin Retired Pastors Rev. Arland Averill Rev. Phyllis Averill Rev. Tom Bush Retired Missionary Maude Johns Custodian Richard Batka Administrative Assistant Vicki Loeding Bookkeeper Kristen Price Caring Lay Ministry Julia Fanning Ellen Glasshagel Nursery Attendant Carol Taylor Music Director Lily Chou Organist Mary Luttrell Liturgist Don Reilly “Three Phenomena from the Sky” First Sunday After Christmas Mission Statement Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by Welcoming all people, Worshiping God joyfully, Caring for each person, Discovering Christ’s transforming love, and Serving God’s world. Vision Statement To share the happiness that is Christianity for all people. First Sunday After Christmas Hearing Assistance Units are available from the ushers for your convenience. Welcoming & Worshipping Together Organ Prelude *Introit Nancy Johnson, Guest Artist “With the Voice of Singing” Chancel Choir Announcements, Recognition of Visitors & Passing of the Peace Children who would like to attend Sunday school are invited to meet their teacher at the back of the Sanctuary at this time. Children activity bags available in the Narthex. *Call to Worship Rejoice with the heavens: Christ is born! God’s light has come to earth. Sing of this miracle: God’s salvation is for all. We sing with all the earth! Liturgist *Opening Prayer Liturgist Light of the world, shine in our lives this day. As we hear your word and as we worship, help us grow in the strength and wisdom of your love. Bless us with the faith of Simeon and the hope of Anna, that we may find your miraculous presence in our worship and in our world. In your holy name, we pray. Amen. *Hymn *Affirmation of Faith *Gloria Patri “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” #240 The Apostles’ Creed #881 “Glory Be to the Father” #71 Caring for All People Pastoral Prayer Response to Prayer The Lord’s Prayer Invitation to Kingdom Investment Liturgist When the time had come, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, dedicated him to God, and offered gifts to God in thanksgiving and praise. In honor of that ancient tradition, we come to this time of offering, dedicating ourselves to God and offering our own gifts of thanksgiving and praise. Offertory “Gesu Bambino” by Pietro a Yon Gene & Nancy Johnson, soloists *Offering Prayer Liturgist Gracious God, thank you for these gifts and for the gift of your Son. As we offer you these gifts, we also offer you our very lives. Bless these gifts, that they may be signs of your redemption and your hope to a world in need. Bless our lives, that we may shine with your glory, and light up the world with your love. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen. *Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” *Please rise in body or in spirit #95 Discovering Christ Scripture Old Testament Lesson Jeremiah 2:1-2, 11-13, 32; 3:14-15 Liturgist For the Word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, For the word of God within us, thanks be to God! Anthem “Just When We Truly Needed Peace” by Mary Kay Beall /John Carter Directed by Norman LaDuke Sermon Scripture Message Chancel Choir Mark 4:16-17; John 1:14; Hebrews 1:1-3 “Three Phenomena from the Sky” Pastor Lily Chou Serving God’s World Moment of Decision *Closing Hymn “Joy to the World” #246 *Benediction Go forth, no longer ordinary, but adopted into the family of God! We go now to share the extraordinary news of Christ’s birth and the truth of God’s love, and hope for all the world! *Departure “Three-fold Amen” Chancel Choir Postlude Dismissal *Please rise in body or in spirit Just When We Truly Needed Peace Words by Mary Kay Beall Music by John Carter Just when we truly needed peace, When our hearts were lost and forlorn, Just when we needed comfort and calm, the Son of God was born. Just when we truly needed hope, When our hearts were weary and worn, Just when we needed a light in the dark, the Son of God was born. Just when we needed a song to sing, Just when we needed a sign, God sent us a child, a newborn King, a tender gift divine. Just when we truly needed joy, When our hearts were trembling and torn, Just when we needed to see a new star, the Son of God was born. Two-Week Calendar Day Sun Date 12/28 Mon Thu Sun 12/29 1/1 1/4 Mon 1/5 Tues 1/6 Wed Thur 1/7 1/8 Sat 1/10 Sun 1/11 Time 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Event Worship Service — Pastor Lily Chou Sunday School Fellowship Time Hanna’s Prayer Circle Happy New Year! Worship — Communion Service Sunday School Fellowship Trustees Meeting OFFICE NOT STAFFED TODAY Hanna’s Prayer Circle Welcome Team Meeting Worship Team Meeting Christian Ed Meeting Spanish ESOL ESOL Holy Boldness Men’s Group Anna’s Bible Study Choir Practice Men’s Breakfast Emmaus Breakfast Worship — Celebration Sunday Sunday School Fellowship Time Mission Team Meeting Kachina Point Worship Where Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall Private Residence Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall FH Classroom Private Residence Conference Room Conference Room Conference Room Fellowship Hall Fellowship Hall Conference Room Fellowship Hall Music Room Golden Goose Café Fellowship Hall Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall Workroom Pastor Martin’s Email Address: [email protected] SUMC Email Address: [email protected] Holy Boldness Men’s Group meets regularly on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. except for December 31. Please join us! Men’s Breakfast Saturday, January 10 Church Office Closed December 25 through January 5 for Christmas and New Year’s. Regular office hours resume on January 6. at 8:30 a.m. Golden Goose Café If you have a church emergency, contact Steve Nelson, Trustee, for pastoral care contact Kat Bramblett, 928-284-1470, or Tom Bush. www.goldengoosecafe.com Please bring a can of food for the Food Bank. Happy New Year!
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